Winter Gear List

Group Equipment

  • Tent – 4-season, snowanchors
  • Stoves w/ Fuel (Remember enough to melt snow)
  • Pots w/ Grippers
  • Shovels
  • First Aid Kit
  • Repair Kit

Personal Equipment

  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag – winter rated
  • Sleeping pad
  • Skis, poles, warm boots, wax or snowshoes
  • Insulated mug
  • Fork and spoon (unbreakable plastic)
  • Pocket knife / multi-tool
  • 2 one quart/liter water bottles (Nalgene  insulated)
  • Toiletries (not the kitchen sink)
  • Shell jacket, pants,
  • gaiters
  • Down jacket and/or vest
  • Synthetic long underwear (2+ pants and 3+ shirts)
  • Fleece jacket(s)and pants/wool sweater(s) and/or vest
  • X pairs of wool or synthetic socks
  • X pairs of underwear
  • Warm wool or fleece hat – wind proof
  • Balaclava and/or spare hat
  • Headband or ear muffs
  • Face mask
  • Warm, windproof mittens, gloves (and spares)
  • Down or Polarguard camp booties
  • Headlamp (that works in the cold), spare batteries
  • Chapstick
  • TP in zip lock bag (with matches)
  • Money
  • Chemical hand warmers
  • Signaling device
  • Sun glasses, sun block (spring!)
  • Plastic grocery bags and ziplocks

Recommended (Trip specific and/or optional)

  • Thermos
  • Sled, ropes
  • Bandanna/small towel/washcloth
  • Book, journal and pencil
  • Camera/film
  • Folding saw, ax, and fire starter
  • Avalanche rescue beacon
  • Avalanche probe
  • Ice ax
  • Crampons
  • Ski goggles
  • Climbing skins
  • Baseball cap/sun visor
  • Neck gaiter or scarf

Items in BOLD FACE are vailable from Outdoor Adventures for free use on our trips! OA also provides group gear such as stoves, cooking pots, fuel, water filters, rain tarps a group first aid kit, and other safety gear.

Please Remember: every item adds weight to your pack. If your pack weighs too much, it will be difficult to enjoy the trip. Each member of the group will be expected to carry a portion of the food and group supplies.

If the weather turns nasty, staying warm and dry is critical for comfort and safety – please pack accordingly! Failure to meet the requirements for appropriate rain gear, hiking boots, etc. can be grounds for exclusion due to health and safety considerations. We highly recommend that you bring your equipment and clothing to the pre-trip meeting so we can go over your gear with you.

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